Barack Obama has announced the US is to send up to 300 special forces to Iraq. The aim is to help its army take on the Islamist militants who have been seizing towns in the north of the country.
The President says there could be other forms of targeted action later, but definitely no regular troops on the ground.
The Foreign Secretary has been clear on the threat of Isis, but he has ruled out the prospect of any UK military involvement in the crisis.
Iraq’s foreign minister, Hoshyar Zebari, is a natural diplomat. Polite, immaculately dressed, and blessed with a great memory.
Isis has paraded military equipment in Mosul it captured from when the Iraqi army fled in what some see as a "nightmare scenario."